How brain biases prevent climate action - Deepstash
Our lack of concern for future generations

Evolutionary theory suggests that we care most about just a few generations of family members: our great-grandparents to great-grandchildren. 

While we may understand what needs t...

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How brain biases prevent climate action

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The bystander effect

We tend to believe that someone else will deal with a crisis

This developed for good reason: if a threatening wild animal is lurking at the edge of our hunter-gatherer group,&nb...

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Climate change and human behavior

We know that climate change is happening. We also know that it’s the result of human activities. And we know that it’s urgent. But that information hasn’t been enough to change our behaviours ...

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Evolutionary upside

Our biological evolution hasn’t just hindered us from addressing the challenge of climate change. It’s also equipped us with capacities to overcome them: we can recall past events and anticipa...

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Brain biases and climate change

We overestimate threats that are less likely but easier to remember, like terrorism, and underestimate more complex threats, like climate change.

We are very bad at understanding stati...

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